A mom in the UK has been accused of allowing her husband to rape her 14-year-old daughter so she could have a baby after undergoing a full hysterectomy. Keep reading to learn more!
A mother in the UK has been accused of allowing her partner to sexually assault her 14-year-old daughter because she wanted to have a baby at home after undergoing a full hysterectomy.
According to The Sun, prosecutors say the mother was fully aware that her husband had started molesting her daughter at a young age, but she allegedly did nothing to stop his sick behavior.
When the girl was just 14 years old, she became pregnant with her stepfather’s child, and her mother began telling friends and family that the teen had actually had sex with a boy she met at a party.
Authorities say the horrific abuse began when the girl, who will not be identified, was about 10 years old.
Investigators say the girl’s stepfather first molested her on a drive home from a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, and the abuse continued well into her teen years throughout the 1970s.
“He had driven her as a treat to a KFC where they bought some fried chicken to eat at home later,” said Prosecutor Charles Ward-Jackson. “On the way back he stopped the car at a quiet spot in a trading estate. He turned to the complainant and put his hand up her skirt into her knickers.”
“Even after the passage of many years she remembers it hurt her and told him to stop. He told her not to tell anyone and, in this instance, put it in a menacing way saying ‘It would be bad for your mother if she found out,’” he added.
In court, the jury heard that the stepfather, who is now 75 years old, would sneak into the child’s bedroom and threaten to hurt her mother if she did not do whatever he wanted.
“He would also assault her physically by pinching her ears with his finger nails and on occasions so hard she would bleed,” Ward-Jackson told the jury. “She remembers another occasion as her stepfather was in the bedroom having sex with her when her mother was calling out to the defendant and saying ‘what are you doing with her? You should be in bed with me’ which suggested to her that her mother knew what was going on.”
Eventually, the stepfather began sleeping downstairs in the living room, where he created a makeshift partition to put together his own little space, which he called “the den.”
Whenever he felt like terrorizing his stepdaughter, he would allegedly call her into “the den.”
“I would get up and clean myself up and go about my business. Everyone else was in the other room and I would sit down and watch the telly,” the alleged victim recalled. “When I started saying no, it turned violent. He used to kick me and just hurt me. He was always smacking us for being naughty and he used to get the leather belt.”
“It was only a matter of time before she would become pregnant. Evidence may suggest that was part of his plan,” Ward-Jackson said in court.
Prosecutors say that when the teen became pregnant, her mother and stepfather brainstormed the best way to make up a story about her baby’s father.
The cover-up suggested to investigators that the girl’s mother absolutely knew about the pregnancy and even welcomed it.
“Because she was so young she did not realise at first she was in fact pregnant. It was only when she was five months pregnant it became obvious to her and her family,” Ward-Jackson said. “Evidence may suggest the defendant and her mother hatched a plan to cover up the truth which involved persuading the complainant to participate in a fiction to say she was impregnated by a boy she met at a party.”
While the trial will continue at Reading County Court, authorities say the defendant, who was not present earlier this week, has denied seven counts of rape, nine counts of indecent assault, and one count of attempted rape of a child.
According to The Sun, when the stepfather was questioned about his stepdaughter’s child about two years ago, he continuously denied having sex with the teen and insisted that he was not her son’s father.
At this time, it remains unclear what charges, if any, the girl’s mother is expected to face.